Top 5 Female Poker Players in the World

Despite being known to be a man’s game, women and poker have become inseparable of late. Large scale poker games are no longer known to be a man’s world. There are a number of beautiful women around the world who are equally fascinated by the game of poker and can actually play as well as (if not better than) men. Women are known to spend time gambling their money online, take part in major poker tournaments and enjoy women only poker events. Yes, the excitement that poker has to offer plays a major role in drawing women towards the game, but the success achieved by some of the legends of the game such as Annie Duke and Jennifer Harman cannot be ignored either. These ladies have been an inspiration for millions of women all over the world and are directly responsible for attracting countless women to the game of poker. To honor all such women, this list salutes the Top 5 Female Poker Players in the World.

  • 01. Kathy Liebert
  • Considered to be one of the leading professional poker players in the world, Kathy Liebert has won a number of honors and tournaments over the years. She is also known to be extremely popular in the poker community. Her rise to fame came with the 2004 World Series of Poker when she managed to win a paycheck $110180. Kathy also joined the elite list of World Series bracelet winners, thereby taking her stock in the poker world all the way up to first place.

  • 02. Vanessa Selbst
  • Vanessa Selbst is famous for having won more money in live tournaments than any other woman on earth. She is currently being sponsored by PokerStars and has managed to amass a fortune of almost $9.6m over a span of 8 years by playing poker. She even managed to win 7 figure prizes on two separate occasions. Whoever said that it was impossible to win while gambling? Selbt has already earned approximately $1.4 million in the year 2014 and is famous for being a major inspiration for men and women gamblers alike.

  • 03. Annette Obrestad
  • Annette Obrestad started off her poker career at the tender age of 15. Despite entering at such a young age, Annette managed to flourish in a game that was essentially known to be dominated by men at the time. Soon, she built an image of being one of the most aggressive younger players who had excellent results to back up her claims. Annette currently holds the honor of being the youngest ever World Series of Poker bracelet winner, a coveted prize that she won at the age of 18.

  • 04. Liv Boeree
  • Liv Boeree shot to international fame in the year 2010 when she managed to win the European Poker Tournament Main Event in San Remo. The victory made Liv a household name and brought her a mammoth sponsorship deal with PokerStars. Liv might have faced problems adjusting to her new found image and living up to the expectations ever since, but she still holds the headlines as one of the most commonly photographed female poker players in the Euripeak circuit.

  • 05. Vanessa Rousso
  • Vannessa Rousso, known to be more popular as “Lady Maverick” (her online screen name in PokerStars), is a law student at the University of Miami as well as a recognized poker player and teacher. She runs a unique poker school that goes by the name of Big Slick Boot Camp. The school teaches poker strategy to interested students and it is known to combine Sun Tzu’s book “The Art of War” to poker strategies.

    Poker Tour Event Caught In The Riots Of Ukraine

    About 150 players of the Russian Poker Tour are experiencing the critical situation that Ukraine is living at the moment. The news keep bringing every day new images of protests and riots, and the clashes between the protesters and the armed forces are escalating in both dimension and violence.

    Director of the event, Oleg Udovenko declared that their concern is not only to guarantee the safeness and security of all tournament participants and staff members, but also to show their support to all Ukrainian society, hoping that the situation would be solved soon, for the best of the country and its people.

    Asked about what is the organization plan, he said there is not much they can do other than waiting until the situation calms down a bit and then provide all possible help to the participants to return to their home countries. He declared that the club has shut their doors, so no one can come in, and no one is allowed to leave. Participants have taken the measure as something necessary and they are cooperating. Some of them even continue playing.


    Udovenko declared that participants are starting to be really tired about the situation, but the security comes first, and they have got the recommendation of not letting anyone out.

    According to the last news, at least 25 people have died, 9 of which would be policemen. UE is starting to show some moves and has called Ukraine government to stop the violence and find a peaceful solution to the clashes, if they don’t want any punishment. Barack Obama also made a call for peace to Ukrainian prime minister.

    One UEFA Football game which was supposed to be played today in Kiev has been moved to Nicosia, in Cyprus, because the necessary security around the game couldn’t be guaranteed.

    Some of the players now complain about the decision of bringing the tournament to Ukraine, because the political tension has been on for a while now. However, no one forced them to attend the event, so I don’t see any reason to complain.